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CBS Joins Fox in Empty Threats, Pouting Over Aereo - Ploy Appears Aimed At Convincing Congress to Kill Aereo

The problem is Aereo does NOT retransmit anything.<br>Aereo is just a company that lease equipment.<p>Aereo leases an antenna, HDTV tuner, DVR, and internet …

Virgin Mobile Tries to Lure T-Mobile Users With $100 - As Sprint Tries to Counter T-Mobile's New Momentum

We were w/ VM for years. After the iphone launch it just brought the network to it's knees. We went from 700-800k to 128kbps on a GOOD day. It was …

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'Mad Men' Premiere: Brilliant or Boring?

Sunday's sixth season-opener is dividing fans into two camps: Whose side are you on?<p>For some fans of <i>Mad Men</i> fans, there was more action on Twitter …

'Mad Men' Ratings: Season 6 Premieres To 3.4 Million Viewers

The "Mad Men" ratings are in!<p>According to AMC, 3.4 million people tuned in to watch the "Mad Men" Season 6 premiere, which is down slightly from the Season 5 premiere that had 3.5 million.<p>"Mad Men's" Season 6 debut had 1.4 million viewers in the 18-49 demographic and 1.7 million viewers in the …

The Most Overwrought Analyses of Last Night’s ‘Mad Men’ Premiere

<i>Inferno</i> readers will recall that Dante’s innermost circle of hell is not flames, but ice.<p>“It seems weird that the episode would give us a …

'Mad Men': Is Don Draper Likable? (Analysis)

Maybe the most low-key of cable's anti-heroes, Don might be testing -- or dividing -- the audience's capacity to feel anything positive toward him in …

Mad Men : On the Comeback Trail in a Changing Cultural Landscape

<i>Mad Men</i> is back, and I'm glad. Even though the two-part premiere episode wasn't perfect, it brought some keen acting, sharp dialogue, and stunning visuals. And it brought the show fully into the beginning of the fire that consumed the late 1960s.<p>For a show that has often, and oddly, seemed …

Seven Factors Affecting Mobile Advertising And Payments

The past few years have witnessed a significant power shift toward mobile users which is only projected to increase over time.<p>Although the mobile …

Gigaom | Two charts that tell you everything you need to know about the future of newspapers

Advertisement<p>There are a number of different aspects to the debate over the future of newspapers: the social impact of only printing several days a …

UPDATE: ‘Django Unchained’ Re-Debuts In China May 12

<b>UPDATE, 10:49 AM:</b> Sony Pictures just announced that China is going to give <i>Django Unchained</i> another bow in theaters. This time, maybe it’ll even …

Sinclair Shares Rise Following Agreement To Buy Fisher Communications

Sinclair continues its TV station buying spree today by snapping up Fisher, a TV and radio power in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Sinclair’s …

Hasbro Grants Netflix Streaming Rights To The Hub’s ‘Littlest Pet Shop’ And ‘Kaijudo’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and PAWTUCKET, R.I., April 11, 2013 — Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced an expanded …

‘Iron Man 3’ Tracking For Huge $125+M To Open Summer 2013 Movie Season

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> The movie starts rolling out in major markets internationally first two weeks ahead of its domestic release on May 3rd. <i>Iron Man 3</i> just …

Viewers Spend More Time With Netflix Than With Any Cable Network: BTIG Analyst

BTIG’s Rich Greenfield reached his conclusion after Netflix CEO Reed Hastings noted on Facebook today that his company streamed more than 4B hours of …

Court Kills Howard Stern’s Appeal In $300M Sirius XM Stock Bonuses Suit

The New York Supreme Court today handed <i>America’s Got Talent</i> judge Howard Stern a further defeat in his multimillion-dollar suit against Sirius XM. …

DreamWorks Animation Nabs Trolls In Bid For Next Franchise

Glendale, CA – April 11, 2013 – DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) has acquired the IP for the iconic Troll franchise from the Dam Family …

Reddit Hires Ellen Pao, Who Sued Kleiner Perkins For Sexual Harassment

Here is Reddit's blog post announcing the news:<p>A long-time lurker, Ellen comes to us by way of a long, adventurous career spanning venture capital, business development, law, and electrical engineering. She's been a formal and informal advisor to reddit for more than a year, and recently decided to …

PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

PayPal closed its second acquisition of the year today, announcing the purchase of Iron Pearl, a customer acquisition and retention startup founded …

Messaging Giant KakaoTalk Plans Its Own Android Launcher To Rival Facebook Home

Messaging app KakaoTalk is gearing up to release an Android launcher that will be similar to the mobile product Facebook announced last week called Home.<p>KakaoTalk’s co-CEO Sirgoo Lee revealed the plans in an interview with <i>Forbes</i>, adding that the launcher would be released “within a couple of weeks” …

OFT to look into smartphone games with costly in-app add-ons

Free iPad and smartphone games which can result in children running up hefty bills for their parents through expensive in-game features are to come …

Chromebook Pixel LTE to start shipping on April 12

The 4G LTE version of Google’s recently launched Chromebook Pixel laptop will reach those customers that ordered it via the Google Play Store on April 12, Google announced.<p>The company posted a short message on Google+ a few hours ago confirming that the Chrome notebook is finally ready to</i> …

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Twitter will reportedly launch new music app on Friday following We Are Hunted acquisition

Twitter has been expanding its reach over the last year, and it's now moving into music: the company has just confirmed that it's acquired the team behind music discovery site We Are Hunted. The move was rumored by <i>CNET</i> last month and bolstered after We Are Hunted was taken offline; now, the team …

How Much Money Does the Government Really Make From Student Loans?

Student advocates claim they're more profitable than selling Fords. But their numbers rely on some extremely suspect accounting.<p>(Reuters)<p>On July 1, the interest rate on roughly one out of every three new student loans is set to double, from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Unless Congress steps in to …

Apple Is Reportedly Facing Manufacturing Problems For The Next iPhone And iPad

We first heard the news from MacRumors.<p>Simply put, each device faces an issue in production. The iPhone 5S's supposed fingerprint sensor supposedly requires a special color coating to prevent interference. The reduced-price iPhone's extra-thin plastic shell will likely lead to issues surrounding …

After 7 Years & 50K Storefronts Created, Shopify Launches Major Redesign To Simplify Online Store-Building

Forrester recently predicted that the online retail market will grow to $370 billion over the next four years, up from $231 billion this year — a 10 percent compound annual growth rate. In other words, the message is clear: The eCommerce juggernaut ain’t slowing down any time soon. In 2013, every …

Portugal and Ireland to be given more bailout repayment time

<b>Portugal and Ireland are to be granted an extra seven years to pay back their emergency bailout loans.</b><p>The European Union and the IMF bailed out the Republic of Ireland in 2010 and Portugal in 2011.<p>The 17-member group that uses the euro currency agreed to the terms at a meeting of finance ministers …